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Report: Heat decline Andre Iguodala’s team option, making forward a free agent

Iguodala is expected to get interest from teams looking for a veteran rotation player.

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat - Game Four
Andre Iguodala of the Miami Heat looks on during Round One Game Four of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on May 29, 2021 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
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The Miami Heat have reportedly declined Andre Iguodala’s team option, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Iguodala will be a free agent and should draw interest from several teams looking for a veteran rotation player with championship experience. The Heat could bring Iguodala back, but it wasn’t going to happen at $15 million with restricted free agents Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn likely getting big offers once the market opens.

Iguodala only averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Heat in 63 games this past season, largely operating from the bench. He has maintained his defensive ability from his prime, although there has been some slippage on that side of the court.

Although many teams won’t have a lot of cap space, Iguodala will be pursuing a championship and might be willing to take the minimum salary to do so. The Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets will all be players for Iguodala’s services. The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers could also be in play.